The big news is that Charlie is in the process of enrolling for preschool! It's hard to believe it, but he'll be three years old in August! In April, Charlie had his first evaluation for Texas' Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD). This meeting was followed by an Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) where therapists, teachers and parents annually meet to create an education plan for the student. Charlie will start preschool in the fall where he will follow normal preschool curriculum and also receive speech therapy and some physical therapy. He will also continue his occupational therapies at Our Children's House Baylor outside of school.
Generally, Charlie is doing very well. He is saying "Mama" with frequency and accuracy. He is also learning new signs and responding appropriately to yes / no questions. It is clear that he understands far more than he can speak. His wheel chair continues to be a God-send and helps him stay connected and mobile. He's very social, always making eye contact and engaging with vocal sounds, laughter and hugs.
Thank you for ALL your amazing support!